You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Urban Backpackers, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Johannesburg.
Urban Backpackers offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Johannesburg can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Urban Backpackers. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Urban Backpackers are designed with the guest in mind. The specially-designed rooms at Urban Backpackers offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
Dining and things to do
What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Urban Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon.
Reasons to stay here
Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 95% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 95% of competition in the city on room comfort.
This hostel's staff and services score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
feeling like staying with family”
The staff take very good care of ther customers, are friendly and helpfull and feels like staying with family, the guesthouse has it's own decoration style a nice roof terrace kitchen . some small things in the building could be improved or repaired, but its ok. It is about 10 min walking to the center, supermarkets and eatingplaces are nearby. They didn't came to pick up at airport, but Uber did quick and good 275 R.
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I liked all the recommendations by Nicky”
Not the safest area for a tourist, but the staff helped me a lot to get around.
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I can tell that the owners take pride in there hostel and want the guest to feel welcomed as we did when we arrived. I need to make a few notes for fellow backpackers. I know a lot of us are traveling on a budget and we are buying food and beverages to last as we travel. This unfortunately is not a place that you can leave anything in the refrigerator without it getting stolen. We purchased beer and brought a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate but left it to chill in the refrigerator. Unfortunately it was all stolen. As for safety. This isn’t an area of town that I would go back to. Actually I left and never came back I didn’t even ask for a refund and forfeited my next few nights. There was a party on the rooftop that by 12:30 am turned into a brawl until 2:30 am outside on the street. Another guest called it a riot. It was awful. This went on for two hours of yelling screaming punching kicking, etc. The police never came and I’m guessing our hostel never called. Until 5 am there was still drunk people in our hallway next to our door. Finally my alarm went off and they left. I walked my girlfriend to the bathroom and stayed outside the door because I wasn’t sure what to expect. Downstairs we ate dinner next to the hostel by the way the food is excellent. As we sat there we saw people running. As someone sat out front on their phone texting another individual grabbed their cellphone and ran to a car that was waiting for them on the corner and jumped in and sped off. From what I gathered this was the second time that this happened this week. Sometimes there are just bad days I hope this was the last.
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